FLORENCE, S.C. – Jennifer Liston, a senior biology major at Francis Marion University, has been awarded a $1,200 fellowship from the National Wildlife Federation.
Liston, of Florence, is doing research on the mammals, reptiles and amphibians of the Wallace Woods at FMU, and is writing a teachers’ guide that can be used when school groups visit the woods and nature trails.
The grant was awarded as part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Fellowship Program. The program offers a nationally recognized opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future. Through tangible projects to green their campuses and communities, fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts.
FMU is featured on the federation’s website as one of only 27 schools nationwide to participate in a Campus Ecology project this year. FMU, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina are currently the only South Carolina schools enrolled in the Campus Ecology program.
Since its founding in 1989, Campus Ecology has become a cornerstone conservation initiative in higher education, helping transform the nation’s college campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society, to train a new generation of environmental leaders, and to ensure a strong future for America’s environmental movement. For more information about FMU’s project, visit http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/yearbooks/yb01/index.html on the World Wide Web.
#50 / 10-23-01